Germany won't supply Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine because they can't fight in winter


The sensational statement was made by the former General of the Bundeswehr Roland Kaeter. He said that Germany is refusing to supply Ukraine with Leopard-2 tanks, since these combat vehicles will still not be able to fight in winter conditions.


At the moment there is no point in sending a heavy machinery just because they can't move

- said Roland Cater.

Note that some experts consider the German Leopard-2 tank to be the best in the world. But, according to the ex-general of the German army, this is a seasonal combat unit. It turns out that if someone wants to fight with Germany, then the best time of the year for this is winter.

Earlier, the media reported that US representatives actively lobbied for the supply of German Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine, while leaving the final decision to the discretion of Berlin. Germany refused such assistance to Kyiv, without specifying the reasons.

And now the retired general of the Bundeswehr has made a statement that could have far-reaching consequences. The fact is that Ukraine and some other countries expressed a desire to have Leopard-2 tanks in service with their armies. But now the situation may change. What is the point of acquiring an expensive combat vehicle abroad if it can only fight in the warm season?!

As Roland Cater clarified, deliveries of Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine can take place no earlier than next spring. True, there is a high probability that by the spring these combat vehicles may no longer be needed. The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer too heavy losses.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 8 December 2022 17: 45
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    Germany won't supply Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine because they can't fight in winter

    It may very well be. There, ours several times offered the Americans to clash in tank biathlon. At first they pretended not to have heard, but then they angrily answered that we will not play on your tank in principle, and our Abrams tank is not for war, but for sale.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 December 2022 19: 08
    +1
    Weird. It seems that the Turkish army uses Leopard-2 tanks just in winter. There were reports that, mainly, the old M-60s are used against the Kurds. But the Turks also tested a certain number of Leopards. There seemed to be no such complaints.
    1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 9 December 2022 15: 41
      0
      What about harsh winters in Turkey? And in Nigeria, you can fight on Leopard-2 in winter.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 December 2022 19: 15
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        Actually, yes, severe. Especially in the east of Turkey. In World War I, the 3rd Turkish army froze. Sarakamysh operation.
        1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
          soloist2424 (Oleg) 9 December 2022 20: 41
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          Understood, I take back my comment.
      2. Watching Offline Watching
        Watching (Alex) 10 December 2022 00: 12
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        Yes, harsh. In the central regions the climate is continental.
      3. Vlad Burchilo Offline Vlad Burchilo
        Vlad Burchilo (Vlad) 11 December 2022 07: 35
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        In fact, Nigeria is an African continent.
        African winter is not European
        1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
          soloist2424 (Oleg) 11 December 2022 10: 53
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          I am aware, and hinted at that, that it is possible to fight on leopard-2 only between Timbuktu and Lagos in winter.
  3. Vlad Burchilo Offline Vlad Burchilo
    Vlad Burchilo (Vlad) 8 December 2022 20: 19
    +1
    "without specifying the reasons" before Scholz said that moral - ethical. It will remind WWII, later the Bundesfer declared them. For reasons of secrecy: vushniki squander equipment, and the Russians learn the latest NATO.
    Now it is impossible to fight in winter, but tomorrow?
    1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 9 December 2022 15: 42
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      And tomorrow it will be impossible to fight in the spring - it will be wet and dirty.
    2. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 December 2022 19: 17
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      And in WWII, German tanks could not fight because of mice. The 22nd Panzer Division was destroyed by field mice.
  4. Alexey P. Offline Alexey P.
    Alexey P. (Alexey P.) 8 December 2022 21: 48
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    He’s lying like he’s breathing ... sheer nonsense
  5. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 9 December 2022 00: 00
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    the Hans have already disgraced themselves, through the fault of Erdogan, he decided to fight on the old Leopards, as a result - torn off towers in Syria. The State Department is cunning, and Abrams does not want to expose his troughs to the Cornets. the chances don't want to either, but if the master orders...